It may only be the start of November, butis officially here. The actual day of Black Friday is weeks away, but most major retailers from to to to Target have all already kicked off their . Great deals are available now, and more great deals are coming soon.
If you're looking to get your holiday shopping game plan together, you've come to the right place. Here is your guide to finding the best deals for Black Friday 2021.
What you need to know about Black Friday 2021
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is one of the biggest deal-shopping events of the year. On Black Friday, almost every major retailer offers big discounts on holiday gifts, the, apparel, , tech gadgets and more. Don't expect discounts on hard-to-find items like the Sony PlayStation 5, but you may be able to catch a during Black Friday.
Traditionally on Black Friday, some shoppers stay up late the night of Thanksgiving or wake up early to line up in front of stores for early-morning openings and doorbuster deals. In light of, many stores closed on Thanksgiving 2020, and instead of directing shoppers to their brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday, directed shoppers to on their websites.
Curbside pickup options were popular in 2020, and will likely be just as popular in 2021. Curbside pickup allows you to order an item online from a big-box retailer, drive to a store location and have the store bring your purchase out to your vehicle when you arrive.
Black Friday sales have already begun
Though Black Friday 2021 is Nov. 26, if you wait that long to shop, you'll miss out on a some great deals. That's because Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy have all already started their Black Friday sales.kicked off in October and will run through the Thanksgiving holiday, with a number of short-term and longer-duration deals.
Walmart's Black Friday 2021 event, called Walmart Deals for Days, starts online Nov. 3 and in-store on Nov. 5.
Electronics retailer Best Buy has similarly launched early Black Friday deals. Its latest batch of deals includes a $280 discount on a KitchenAid Pro 5 stand mixer, a half-price sale on the Google Nest Hub, a 70-inch Samsung smart TV for $600 and more.
Target's Black Friday sale, Holiday Best, will feature new deals every week as well. This week, you can save up to 25% off TVs, save up to 50% off headphones and get a free 50 pack of darts when you buy any Nerf blaster, among other deals.
Start holiday shopping early this year
Shipping experts, including Port of Los Angeles director Gene Seroka and Best Buy to Nordstrom are expecting some port-related delays. COVID-19 also has caused , and some overseas factories are shut down to prevent the spread of the illness., are recommending that you start holiday shopping now, even before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have begun. California ports, which handle 40% of the nation's imports, are facing a , meaning you may not find the products you want as quickly as usual this holiday season. Shipping containers are also , increasing shipping costs. Retailers from
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Walmart Black Friday deals
Walmart's Black Friday sale kicks off early on Nov. 3, with deals on big screen Roku TVs, coffeemakers, toys and more.
TCL 55-inch 4K smart TV with Roku: $228
This Roku-based smart TV with 4K resolution, a Walmart exclusive, offers voice control to find movies, change the channel and adjust the volume with the press of a single button. The home screen can also be personalized to display all your favorite streaming apps in the order you want them in. If you're wondering if it's a quality television, know this: It's currently got a 4.9 star rating with Walmart reviewers.
OUT OF STOCK: Samsung Chromebook 4
Save when you purchase this Samsung Chromebook during Best Buy has an 11.6" HP Chromebook you can buy for just $99.. This slim 11.6-inch device features 4 GB of memory, a full size keyboard and trackpad and voice control with Google Assistant. At last check, while this Chromebook was sold out,
Roku Premiere 4K: $20
Upgrade your screen experience for less: Roku is on sale during Deals for Days. With this remote and premium HDMI cable package you can stream movies and TV in HD, 4K and HDR. Roku Premiere works with most voice assistants.
Keurig K-compact single-serve coffee maker: $35
Looking for a? This single-serve Keurig is on sale for almost half off during Walmart's Deals for Days event. The space-saving coffee maker can brew your favorite java, tea or hot cocoa in 6-, 8- and 10-ounce cup sizes. Again, you'll be hard pressed to find a new Keurig for a price as low as $35 this year.
Rock Crawler RC monster truck: $45
This remote-controlled, 23-inch long vehicle really puts the "monster" in monster truck. This massive toy features radio control, four wheel drive and an internal USB rechargeable battery.
Rainbow High dolls: $64
You'll save $55 when you buy this six pack of Rainbow High dolls during Walmart's Deals for Days event. Instead of just one doll, you can take home Violet, Ruby, Sunny, Skyler, Poppy and Jade. Each doll comes dressed in their respective signature color. The kit includes a hair comb and a stand for each doll.
L.O.L. Surprise! Amazing Surprise 14 doll set: $64
Walmart has early Black Friday deals on some the, including . This amazing surprise kit has over 70 little surprises to unbox, including 14 exclusive dolls two of which are L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. fashion dolls. The amazing surprise set also includes two fashion store play sets and maze boxes that can be put back together to create a cityscape.
Luxe dual nozzle bidet attachment: $25
Here's an unusually refreshing Black Friday deal: Walmart has a bidet on deep discount during Deals for Days. Their Luxe W85 model features a dual-nozzle, non-electric bidet attachment that uses fresh water to cleanse your intimate areas. The bidet has pressure control knobs for user preference as well as a hygienic nozzle guard gate for easy maintenance.
Champion women's jersey joggers: $19
Champion women's jersey joggers are also on sale at Walmart now. You can get a pair for just $19 (reduced from $25).
Michael Kors women's watch: $92
This Michael Kors Women's Pyper gold case black leather watch, originally $149, is now available for $92 at Walmart.
LOL Surprise Confetti Under Wraps dolls: $10
If you have little ones around, you know how popular these doll-and-accessory-surprise unboxing balls can be. LOL Surprise Confetti Under Wraps dolls, now just $10 (reduced from $13), make great stocking stuffers.
Keurig K-Duo coffee maker with carafe brewing: $79
Pod-based coffee brewers are convenient, but not always cost effective when you want to make a lot of coffee at once. The Keurig K-Duo ($79) offers the best of both worlds, with K-Cup-based and basket-and-carafe-style brewing options.
Best Buy Black Friday deals
You'll find TVs, laptops, video games and more tech.
- Get an 11.6" HP Chromebook (32GB storage) for $99 (save $160)
- Save $20 on the Roku Streaming Stick 4K (now $30)
- Save $50 on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch (now $200)
- Get up to $300 in Best Buy gift cards when you buy Samsung appliances
- Save up to $250 on iRobot Roomba and Shark robot vacuums
- Save $50 on Apple AirPods with wireless charging case (now $150)
- Save $30 on Apple TV 4K (now $130)
- Save $40 on Assassin's Creed Valhalla, save $45 on Watch Dogs Legion and more video game deals
- Save 10-25% on Cricut cutting machines (great for holiday crafts)
Apple AirPods with wireless charging case: $150
Apple AirPods are $50 off right now. Thesecome with a wireless charging case. Easily share audio from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV to your AirPods. Plus, they're compatible with Siri.
Best Buy also has the newly released Apple AirPods 3 (with a MagSafe charging case), which is sure to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. While you likely won't find it anywhere at a discount, you can still order a pair at list price.
Nest hub smart display with Google Assistant (2nd gen): $50
This Google device allows you to control your entire home from one screen. This second generation Nest hub is compatible with all Nest products and thousands of other compatible devices, including your TV. Use the touchscreen to dim the lights, play music in any room or use your voice to ask Google a question.
Nest smart programmable wifi thermostat: $100
This smart thermostat can be controlled from anywhere, as long as you have access to the Google Home app. It also comes in four different colors. Right now, you can buy one on sale for $30 off its regular price.
The early Black Friday Google sale at Best Buy also includes:
- Nest mini smart speaker, $25 (regularly $50)
- Nest audio smart speaker, $60 (regularly $100)
- Nest cam battery, $150 (regularly $180)
- Nest doorbell battery, $130 (regularly $180)
- Nest Mesh Wi-Fi (3 pack), $150 (regularly $200)
HyperX streamer starter pack: $80
Equip your aspiring streamer, podcaster, TikToker or ASMRtist with these audio must-haves. The HyperX streamer starter pack comes with a SoloCast USB microphone that features a tap-to-mute function, multi-platform compatibility and a Cloud Core gaming headset with a detachable noise-cancelling microphone and 7.1 surround sound.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $25
This Amazon Fire TV stick is 50% off right now at Best Buy. The device offers support for leading HDR formats, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos Audio and gives you access to the latest 4K content. Plus, you can control the device with the Alexa voice remote, which means no more toggling around to find what you're looking for.
Samsung 70-inch smart TV: $600
This 2021 model features a crystal processor that lets you watch TV and movies in 4K ultra high definition. The smart TV can also access your favorite apps and streaming services right on its 70-inch screen, powered by Tizen OS. Buy one now for $150 off its regular listed price during Best Buy's early Black Friday sale.
50" TCL Roku TV (Series 4): $360
The highly rated TCL Roku Series 4 TV is in a real sweet spot of quality and value.
Amazon Black Friday deals
, featuring what the company is calling "epic deals," is on now. You can save big on Alexa-powered devices, toys, apparel, kitchenware, beauty and much more. Here's a sampling of what's on sale.
Black Friday Amazon gift card deal: Buy $50, get a $10 credit
Gift cards are almost as good as cash, which is what makes this deal so exciting: Now through Dec. 18, first-time Amazon gift card buyers will get a $10 promotional credit when they buy $50 or more in Amazon gift cards.
Apple AirPods Pro: $190
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet: $45
Amazon Echo Show 5: $45
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $25
This Amazon Fire TV stick is also 50% off right now at Amazon.
LOL Surprise! Movie Magic Studios set: $99
The LOL Surprise! Movie Magic Studios set includes 12 dolls and more than 70 unboxing reveals, plus a green screen for kids to make movies. It's currently $37 off at Amazon.
Target pre-Black Friday deals
We're still counting down the days until Halloween, but the Target Holiday Shop is decking the halls with $5 decor deals, $20 wreath deals and more.
Here are more great deals you can shop at Target now.
- Save up to 25% off TVs
- Save up to 50% off headphones
- Get a free 50 pack of darts when you buy any Nerf blaster
Baby Yoda 8" plush: $11
Target has Baby Yoda on sale as well -- save $3 on this cuddly 8-inch Baby Yoda plush right now.
Nordstrom pre-Black Friday deals
Nordstrom has markdowns on men's, women's and children's fashion, home and more.
Nike Dri-Fit men's zip jacket: $45
Nordstrom plush faux fur slippers: $15
Pre-Black Friday deals at Kohl's now
Kohl's has plenty of deals on apparel, kitchen appliances, home goods and more. Don't forget to redeem your saved up Kohl's Cash now through Nov. 10.
Kohl's 'The Big One' oversized plush throw: $10
Ninja CREAMi ice cream maker: $200
Women's Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda classic jeans: $10 and up
These jeans, a favorite among CBS Essentials shoppers, are now marked down as low as $10 -- the best price we've seen.
GameStop pre-Black Friday deals
GameStop has deals on video games, gaming accessories, action figures and more.
Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless gaming mouse: $130
Wayfair pre-Black Friday deals
Find furniture, small kitchen appliances, bedding and more reduced at Wayfair.
Magic Bullet: $40
Mercury Row Imani square arm sleeper: $480
This reviewer-loved velvet sofa bed has a 1950s feel. It transforms into a twin-size bed and is available in three colors, including this eye-catching green.
Mercury Row cotton wall hanging: $50
Choose from cream or gray in this cotton wall hanging with a tasseled bottom. Try using it as earthquake-proof artwork above a bed.
Tucker Murphy Pet Nyberg specialty cat bed: $30
It doesn't get much cuter than a cat in a hammock. This particular design won't look out of place with most décor.
Ulta pre-Black Friday deals
Find makeup, skincare, fragrances and more reduced at Ulta.
Lancôme advanced génifique anti-aging face serum: $26
This radiance boosting serum from Lancôme is about 50% off right now. It's made with a prebiotic, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and ceramides to smooth, hydrate, even out skin texture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The smallest size is $26, an affordable option if you've never tried anti-aging products before and want to start.
Croc rose gold nano titanium 1.25-inch flat iron: $90
This flat iron has a nine-foot-long cord. You'll have room to move around while you use one of the four heat settings on your locks. And there's no worry about wondering if you left the flat iron on again: This device has a 40 minute auto shut-off safety feature.
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